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Itching (mainly pubic) - :confused:

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  • Posted By: lillam
  • December 8, 2007
  • 00:05 PM

`THanks for reading this post.

For the last couple of weeks i've been having an annoying pubic itch - it seems to come and go in waves.

I didnt think anything of it, thought it would go away, but now two weeks have past and it is getting annoying/worrying.

For a number of reasons I don't think it is public lice, though I guess its not impossible, - let me take you through some facts.

Visually there are no sign of lice, nor of the effects of lice (no discolorisation of skin or the lice themselves).

There are however maybe 6 small red spots - these are definitely where the itch is worst.

I am also experiencing some itching elsewhere - a little on my head, and a little on across my body as a whole (legs, arms, torso). Howver the pubic area is easily the worst.

Is there any option other than pubic lice? COuld it be bed bugs? Fleas? NOne of the above? NOn-parasitic?

Any help and thoughts much appreciated - thanks.

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  • Go to a dermatology web site and look up pictures of insect bites. And yes, bed bugs are on the rise. Fleas usually attack around the ankles and waistline, mine did anyway. Call an exterminator for fleas and bedbugs and be prepared to do a mountain of laundry. Check scabies also, but they are usually under the skin.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:27 PM
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  • Go to a dermatology web site and look up pictures of insect bites. Call an exterminator for fleas and bedbugs and be prepared to do a mountain of laundry. Check scabies also, but they are usually under the skin.Going to be a fun weekend!Thanks for reply though ;)
    lillam 1 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:29 PM
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  • Here's a quick fix for crabs. Go into the bath-tub with a bottle of vinegar. Douse affected areas...keep out of the eyes and mucus membrane areas. Keep it on as long as possible...bring a book and and a washable blanket or robe for warmth. I think about 20 minutes should do it. I read this in a book somewhere so can't guarantee anything. I don't know if head lice migrate south, or pubic go north. All drug stores carry head-lice kits. I think the drug needed is lindane.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 8, 2007
    • 00:40 PM
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